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Associate Director Policy, Governance, Audit and Compliance

  • Irving, Texas
  • Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • US: Irving, Texas
  • Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Ashburn, Virginia
  • Temple Terrace, Florida
  • Cary, North Carolina
  • Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Job ID: R-1013322

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The Verizon CyberSecurity (VCS) organization ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of technology assets and information across all Verizon networks, systems and applications. VCS integrates cyber security governance, risk, compliance, policies, technologies and operations across Verizon, and works to incorporate security into the design of technology systems and services.

The Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) organization is tasked with improving the security risk posture of information assets through effective contextual risk management, dynamic compliance management and driving improvements through effective end-to-end lifecycle management of policies and standards, as well as automation and effective management of key security controls.

GRC is looking for the Associate Director of Policy, Governance, Audit and Compliance who will be responsible for managing the programs, strategies, and day-to-day activities to support policy management, all compliance-related activities including PCI and Enterprise policy, as well as all audit and governance activities. The Associate Director will be tasked with designing, implementing, and enhancing a governance program to comply with privacy, confidentiality, and cybersecurity-related laws and regulations, and company policies and objectives. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establishing an information management and protection framework for an effective enterprise-wide information governance program ("program") and direct day-today activities, including program objectives, policies, procedures, training and communication.

  • Identifying information management and protection laws and regulations and implement actions to ensure compliance.

  • Effectively representing the organization’s positions and advocate internal and external policy to shape the development of new laws and regulations consistent with company objectives.

  • Developing and implementing a compliance monitoring system.

  • Coordinating a company-wide assessment process to identify potential risks and control solutions.

  • Monitoring actions to identify emerging risks and to close gaps.

  • Creating internal partnerships with key stakeholders, such as business information security officers (BISOs), other Cybersecurity teams, technical teams in the business units,  Legal, and Enterprise Risk Management to influence and align business-area actions that are needed to achieve program objectives. 

  • Directing actions to ensure external stakeholders, such as suppliers, have policies and practices that are aligned with laws, regulations, and organizational programs.

  • Developing and overseeing the formalized programs related to compliance (ViSF, PCI) by evaluating the current landscape of each and developing plans for improved management which will include automation.

  • Proactively providing insightful recommendations across the internal environment to improve internal control procedures, increase audit efficiencies, and drive process optimization.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience with cybersecurity risk, compliance, and governance management concepts, cybersecurity frameworks, and security technologies.

  • Demonstrated experience designing, managing, and executing large-scale, enterprise-wide projects.

Even better if you have: 

  • A degree.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence the actions of internal stakeholders and manage relationships with external stakeholders.

  • Professional management certification, such as CISA, CRISC, CISM, CISSP, or other related credentials.

  • Three or more years of people management experience.

  • Sound knowledge of business management and a working knowledge of information risk management, cybersecurity and IT compliance technologies; knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements.

Where you’ll be working

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Equal Employment Opportunity 

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees’ differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

Our benefits are designed to help you move forward in your career, and in areas of your life outside of Verizon. From health and wellness benefits, short term incentives, 401(k) Savings Plan, stock incentive programs, paid time off, parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition assistance, plus other incentives, we’ve got you covered with our award-winning total rewards package. For part-timers, your coverage will vary as you may be eligible for some of these benefits depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are hired into a California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington work location, the compensation range for this position is between $135,000.00 and $250,000.00 annually based on a full-time schedule. The salary will vary depending on your location and confirmed job-related skills and experience. This is an incentive based position with the potential to earn more. For part time roles, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your hours.

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